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Old 01-18-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Suggestions ?Carpal tunnel ?I am not convinced but the neuro tries to convice me

My hands and feet are very often chilled during the day and they also get numb.
A couple of months ago I developed Reynauds in 2 fingers of my right hand.

I got an MRI of the head and neck, EMG, ultrasound of the arms and the doctor says this
The MRI was fine
He thinks it is mild carpal tunnel despite
- These symptoms coming on quite suddenly a couple of months ago
- The chilled feeling is in my feet also
- There is no pain/swelling in my hands

I feel like the doc isnt listening to me and it is very frustrating.
Any suggestions ?

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Old 01-20-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: Suggestions ?Carpal tunnel ?I am not convinced but the neuro tries to convice me

first of all,do you have your own copies of any and all testing results/radiology reports?if not,get them and go thru them yourself.honestly,many many actual specialists do not always tell you just what really is found in any given report,only the things they 'feel' are pertinent.and what they feel is only dependant upon their own overall knowledge and or experience with certain findings or conditions.not al;ways what a real true issue can mean to you.if they don;t have alot of actual experience with something,they may not really know or realize the overall significance of it to you and your very real risks.believe me,unfortunetly this has happened to me twice with actual neurosugeons who were highly recommended/reguarded.they just really did not have alot of experience with my particular type of malformation inside of my spinal cord and it could have paralyzed me with the next bleed.they never told me it had already bled twice either but they knew.

if you don't have ALL of your reports get them.if you do,could you post what was actually noted by the rad in the reports in that very end part in that summary?marcia
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9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.

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